What's up guys, Rouge-9 hereand I'm back with some more Rainbow 6 siege.
As you know, I prioritize my videos based on viewer demandand up this time, the bain of Thatcher's existence"Fookin' laser sights"Exactly.
And apparently he doesn't think too much of them at all.
So yes, we'll be looking atLight Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiationand yes, that's what LASER actually stands for,look, you've learned something already.
So, laser sights in Rainbow 6 Siege, "are they any good?" you askWell, in order to be able to answer that we need to get a precise understanding ofthe benefits they deliver, as well as any potential drawbacksAs always guys, if you trust me implicitly and you really don't care how I came to my conclusionsskip forward to 4:23 now.
Otherwise, stick around for a quick insight into the tests I conductedAs we know from the in game description, the purpose of the laser sight is to increase your hipfire accuracy.
So I suppose the best way to test this is to take a variety of different weapons and shoot them at a blank wallwith both the laser sight attached and without it and see what difference it makes.
And as you can see by this example here it definitely does make a difference,but more importantly notice how all of the shots without exceptionfall perfectly within the targeting reticle on screenand this is great news for me, because it might just mean that I don't have to stand herefor five minutes with every gun, twice over shooting at a blank wall to gather my dataI can just use the targeting reticle as a reliable indicator for hipfire accuracyinstead.
But experience experimenting in Rainbow 6 Siege has shown mewe shouldn't always rely on the results from individual samplesso I went ahead and expanded this test to also a sub-machine gun, a shotgun and a pistol.
And good news everyone.
In all cases the targeting reticle did in fact prove to be a reliable indicatorfor hipfire accuracy.
Excellent, and with this knowledge it now becomes a simple taskto take screenshots of various weapons in various different states, standing still, walkingshooting, and walking and shooting at the same timeIn order to be able to determine hipfire accuracyRunning these tests, it quickly became clear to me that attaching the laser sight will always reduceyour hip fire spread by 25%, no matter what gun you're using or whatstate you're in and while I was at it I thought I might as well take these testsone step further and try to figure out the movement and shooting accuracypenalty for each gun is there a fixed multiplier that applies to all guns toincrease the spread when walking or shooting? Of course there isn'teven though some weapons of the same type, handle in the same way, like forexample the C8, type 89, and 552 commando others like the M249 and the 6P41 don'tThe general rule of thumb is that smaller weapons like SMGs and pistolshave tighter spreads, while larger guns machine guns, shotguns, DMR'shave larger spreads with the gap in between filled by the assault rifles.
Butas for the multipliers, in the 21 cases I examined the walking multiplier rangebetween 1.
88 and 3.
17 times the standing still spread.
Shooting multipliers were between 2.
7 and 7.
3and the shooting plus walking multiplier ranged from 4.
6 to 10.
And to complicate things even more for some weapons the walking spread was smallerthan the full auto shooting spread, while for others it was reversed.
The bottomline here is that these spread multipliers can vary widely from gun togun but you can trust the targeting reticle and that's at least somethingand now back to the benefit of the laser sight 25% in spread reduction that'spretty good, and with the laser side it's different than the grips or the muzzleadaptors.
I mean for those you always have to make a choice do you want onetype of benefit or another there is always an opportunity cost.
For the lasersight, there is no such thing it's either you pick it, or you don't.
Okay yes there's the cost of unlocking it the first time, but come on you playone game and you've got that.
So the only reason that someone might not pick thelaser sight is that it makes you more visible to the enemy.
But does it though?Let's explore, and actually I might as well make this discussion a part ofconclusion, so welcome back if you're rejoining us here the benefit of thelaser sight is a 25% reduction in hipfire spread and I will now take acloser look at the reason why players might not choose to run a laser sight.
The laser sight can potentially give your position away in two different ways:number one the enemy might spot the reflection of your sight, and number twoif you shine the laser straight into their eyes they will see a red glow, whowould have thought? Going by the number of comments I've seen on forums as wellas in the comments section of my channel, there are a significant number ofplayers who are worried by these factors, but there are a few reasons why I thinkthat this disadvantage is actually much smaller than you thinkfirst off as I already mentioned in my video on suppressors Rainbow six siegeis a game where in most matches stealth is not really a viable tactic for verylong the noise you make while moving can easily give you away both the attackersand defenders have access to remote cameras, plus there are kill cams andplayers on either team can talk to each other, so keeping your position hiddenbecomes increasingly difficult as a match progresses.
With these factors inmind I think that any worries about whether or not your laser pointer willget you spotted are already somewhat misplaced.
but before I wrap up let'salso consider the two different ways in which the laser can be seen by the enemy.
I mean, number two they can see the red glow if they're looking at you andyou're aiming at their head this "disadvantage" and I'm making air-quotegestures here is completely irrelevant since by the time they realize thatyou're aiming a laser sight at their head the killcam replay will already bestarting for them.
That is unless you go full potato just as you're pulling thetrigger.
and what about number one spotting the reflection of your lasersure, I guess this could potentially happen but how likely is it really thatin the heat of battle with explosions and gunfire going off all around theplace, someone is going to spot a tiny red dot zipping across the wall in frontof them and not only do they need to see the dot, they then need to realize thatit belongs to an enemy as opposed to a friend and then they need to guess yourlocation based on that information and then take you out.
given all the othermuch more reliable methods of detecting enemies inthis game I believe that the chance of you dying because the enemy spotted yourlaser sight is negligibly low you need a lot of bad luck for that to happen.
So bottom line, my recommendation is use the laser sight there's really no reason notto and 25% improvement in hipfire spread can be a real help and that's it thanksfor watching and as always leave a comment below with your thoughts on the"Fookin' laser sights" and if you have a story of ever detecting an enemy orbeing detected because of the laser feel free to share I'd love to hear it.
As always guys I hope you enjoyed the video and I'll see you in the next episode!.